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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 5: The Vanderbilt dining room. [Photo 5] with link to higher quality photo.
(Photo by Richard Cheek. Used by permission of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Association.)

The Vanderbilts hosted many elaborate parties in their formal dining room. The large table could be expanded to seat 30 guests. When they ate alone, the Vanderbilts used the round table at the far end. The carved wood ceiling and the fireplaces came from European castles and palaces.

Questions for Photo 5

1. Refer to Drawing 1 to find the location of the dining room.

2. What are your impressions of this room?

3. Why would the Vanderbilts have wanted such a large dining room?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 5, but be aware that the file will take as much as 36 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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